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Freshman Reps. Colin Allred and Anthony Gonzalez are using their shared background as NFL players to demonstrate bipartisanship in a deeply divided Congress.
A group of 14 House Democrats sent a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi today urging her to bring a vote by the end of the year on USMCA, President Trump's renegotiated trade deal with Canada and Mexico.
- Colin Allred (D-Texas)
Freshman U.S. representatives Colin Allred, D-Texas, and Anthony Gonzalez, R-Ohio, may be members of opposites parties but they both have a lot in common.
They both are new to Congress, new dads and are former NFL players.
The congressmen are working together on a bipartisan effort to change the conversation in Washington D.C.
A new clinic in Garland could lower the average wait time at veterans’ health facilities in the area and would provide a new, more accessible location for veterans who live on the northern side of the Metroplex, said Rep. Ron Wright, an Arlington Republican who helped write the letter with Rep. Colin Allred, a Dallas-area Democrat.
They played on rival teams in the National Football League. They’re members of rival political parties in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Congressman Colin Allred, who represents parts of Garland, and both Republican and Democratic congressional colleagues from North Texas recently sent a letter to the VA secretary. It said the recently-closed Baylor Hospital in Garland can be donated and retrofitted as a VA clinic.
But VA leadership did not provide specific solutions for what’s happening in New Mexico or other areas like North Texas, where Rep. Colin Allred, D-Texas, said 40-80 veterans are waiting for beds at VA hospitals every day.
U.S. Rep. Colin Allred toured the facility on Friday, July 5, and in Washington, D.C., formally commended the city for its utilization in federal grants and its investment in Carver Senior Center.
U.S. Congressman Colin Allred has never forgotten the people who influenced and guided him, and laid out the opportunities to chase his dreams.
Dallas officers along with Mayor Eric Johnson and Rep. Colin Allred were in attendance during the ceremony.